Category Archives: Poland

EU auditors to assess anti-pollution efforts by testing Brussels air 

The European Court of Auditors is to embark on a comprehensive review of the European Union’s efforts to curb air pollution, the main environmental cause of premature deaths in the EU, the court said on Thursday (21 September). The Luxembourg-based Court will … Continue reading

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Residential heating tops sources of PM2.5 in Danube region’s urban areas

The European Commission’s science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) has evaluated sources of air pollutants in the Danube macro-region, a necessary step for the design of action plans to improve air quality. The related study showed residential … Continue reading

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Poland to curb imports of low-quality coal to fight air pollution 

Poland plans to curb imports of unsorted coal to improve the material its citizens use to warm their homes during winter and improve air quality in heavily polluted cities, the energy ministry said late on Wednesday. Cities such as fast-modernizing … Continue reading

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Polish cities offer free transport to fight smog

The Polish capital offered free public transport on Monday to encourage residents to leave their cars at home and stop contributing to the world’s worst smog. The cities of Krakow and Kielce also announced similar incentives amid stifling pollution, reported … Continue reading

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Heavy smog hits Poland

The State Environment Protection Inspectorate says that air pollution in Poland continues to be well above the allowed EU norms. The situation has been worsening over the past days, with warnings issued in several regions of Poland not to stay … Continue reading

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Public transport in Warsaw free today amid pollution worries 

Warsaw City Hall on Thursday for the first time gave residents free access to public transport across the capital in a bid to reduce high air pollution. Warsaw Deputy Mayor Michał Olszewski said: “We urge residents to leave their cars … Continue reading

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Krakow’s Air Quality Among the Worst in the World 

It is impossible not to notice the thick smogs that periodically blanket Krakow, or to wonder what they are doing to your lungs, but even on seemingly clear days the city’s air is among the most polluted in Europe with … Continue reading

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Over 40,000 Poles die from air pollution each year

Tens of thousands of people in Poland die from causes directly related to air pollution every year. The main source of the illnesses is the burning of coal in domestic fireplaces, the Rzeczpospolita daily wrote on Thursday. The number of … Continue reading

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